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Devonport High School for Girls



Teaching Staff

Teaching Staff:


Mrs A E Hemsi, BSc (Hons), MA (Ed), PGCE, NPQH

Head Teacher

Mr A Thomas, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Deputy Head Teacher

Mr E Lamb, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL

Assistant Head & Head of Sixth

Mrs R Morgan, BEd (Hons)

Assistant Head Teacher

Mr L Norster, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Assistant Head Teacher

Mr A Abbotts, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Religious Studies

Mrs S Anderson, BSc (Hons), PGCE


Miss K Bell, BA (Hons), PGCE

Spanish / International Co-ordinator

Mr D Blackford, BSc, PGCE

Head of Biology

Mrs D Broadbent, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Miss P Burch, BA (Hons), QTS


Mrs N Burkey, Licence, PGCE

French / Spanish / Latin

Mr A Burton, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Art

Miss S Clatworthy, BEd (Hons)

Head of Physical Education

Mr N Cliff, BA (Hons), PGCE, CCRS

Head of History

Miss H Crowther, BSc, PGCE

Mathematics / Head of House

Mrs S Cutler, BEd (Hons)


Mr C Damerell, BEd (Hons) 

Second in Mathematics

Mr P Edwards, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Science and Chemistry

Mr R Galley, MA (Ed), BSc (Hons), PGCE

Mathematics / Head of House

Mrs A Gillan, BSc (Hons), PGCE 


Mr R Grace, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Music

Mrs R Gray, BSc (Hons), PGCE


Dr C Gurr, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGC, PGCE

Mathematics, Computing

Mr A Hartley, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA


Mr J Hawker, BEd (Hons)


Dr S Kay, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE


Mrs J Kewish, BA (Hons), PGCE

History, Religious Studies, Citizenship

Mrs E Li, BA, QTS


Dr K Little, BA, MRes, PhD, PGCE


Mr J Lockley, BA (Hons), PGCE

Second in English

Mrs C Macey, BA (Hons), PGCE


Mr A Magee,  BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Geography

Ms D McMahon, BBS, QTS

Head of Business and Enterprise

Mrs H Morgan, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL

Head of English

Mr C Moore, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE

Head of Physics

Dr F Morris, BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE

Mathematics / Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Ms F Murphy, MA, PGCE


Mrs R Murray, BA (Hons), PGCE

Spanish / Second in MFL Department

Ms K Nott, BSc (Hons), MEd, MSc, PGCE

Geography / Business 

Dr D Parry, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE

Biology / Senior Head of House

Mrs J Pierce, BSc (Hons), PGCE


Miss J Ricks, BA (Hons)

Gifted & Talented / QTS / EAL Coordinator / SAGECo / SENCO

Mr N Riseborough, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Head of Mathematics

Mrs A Rowe, BEd (Hons)

Physical Education

Ms M Salak, BA (Hons), PGCE

Religious Studies / History / Citizenship

Ms R Scott, BSc (Hons), PGCE


Mrs J Sharp, BA (Hons), PGCE


Ms J Smith, BA (Hons), PGCE


Mrs L Stacey, BA (Hons), PGCE

MFL / Head of House

Mr C Swabey, BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of Drama and Theatre studies

Mrs S Taylor, BA (Hons), MA, PGCE


Miss A Thornton, BA (Hons), PGCE


Mrs J Tribe, BEd (Hons)

Food Technology / Head of Technology

Support Staff

Support Staff:


Mrs B Bell

Business Manager



Ms A Nettleship

Office Manager / PA to Head Teacher

Mrs M Harrington-Seddon

Examinations Officer

Mrs R Burston

Sims Student Information Officer (Assessment)

Mrs E Ellis

Finance Officer

Mrs T Gyllenship

Finance Assistant

Miss R Mortimore

Personnel Assistant

Mrs P Bolwell

Student Information Officer - Attendance

Mrs K Luscombe

Administrative Assistant

Mrs B Mecrate

Administrative Assistant

Mrs C Purland

Sixth Form Administrator

Miss C Brian

Print and Design Assistant

ICT Support:


Mr N Trenam

ICT Network Manager

Mrs L Brice

ICT User Support Manager

Mrs T Webster

ICT User Support Manager

Mr C Burrows

ICT Technician



Mrs J Dennehy




Mrs K Knowles

Art and Technology Assistant

Miss A Preston

Senior Science Technician

Ms L Wood

Science Technician

Cover Supervision:


Mrs A Moore

Cover Supervisor

Mrs S Palmer

Cover Supervisor

Learning Support:


Miss A Dadey

Learning Mentor



Mr D Henderson

Catering Manager

Mrs J Sara

Assistant Catering Manager

Mrs K Edwards

Catering Assistant

Mrs J Gilhespy

Catering Assistant

Mrs S Truscott

Catering Assistant

Miss E Reidy

Catering Assistant

Mrs C Turner

Mealtime Assistant



Mr A Whitham

Site Manager

Mr P Barker

Site Assistant (Morning)

Mr R Barlow

Site Assistant (Afternoon)

Mrs A Moore


Miss T Ablett


Mrs A Batoma


Mrs L Gosselin


Ms M Harper


Mrs S Hole


Mr S Sandison


Mrs D Smith


Mrs S Truscott


Mrs T Williams


Outside Agencies:


Julie Waters

School Nurse

Jackie Budd

Education Welfare Officer

Jenny Wall

Careers South West

Jess Mitchell

School Counsellor

Kathryn Stanton

School Counsellor

Christian Ferris

Neighbourhood Beat Manager